Togo is pronounced “toe·go” and is one of the 16 countries located in West Africa. The name Togo is translated from the Ewe language as “behind the river”. This country gained its independence on April 27, 1960 from France and is known as “land where lagoons lie”. According to the 2021 census there are around 16,000 Togolese-born individualsthat live in the United States. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Togo.
What Does The Togo Flag Represent?
- RED: symbolizes the blood shed in the struggle for independence
- GREEN: hope for the future and Togo’s agricultural wealth
- YELLOW: represents the riches of the land
- THE WHITE STAR: represents hope
Where is Togo located?
What Timezone is Togo in?
Togo is in the Greenwich Mean Time Zone (GMT). The capital of Togo, Lomé is 4 hours ahead of the east coast, 3 hours ahead of central standard time and is on the same time as the west coast.
Facts About Togo:
- Capital: Lomé
- Population: 8.645 million
- Togo consists of 5 regions; Maritime, Plateaux, Centrale, Kara and Savanes
- Nationality: Togolese
- Political system: Togo as a parliamentary democracy
- national symbol or animal: Two red lions which represent bravery
- Drinking age: 18
- Side of road to drive on: Right (same as USA)
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What Are The Official Languages of Togo?
French is the official language of Togo but Ewé and Kabiyé are the national languages spoken.
What is the Currency in Togo?
West African CFA franc is the currency used in Togo.
$1 = 644.14
$20 = 12882.74
$60 = 38648.23
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What Are The Religions of Togo?
In Togo the religions practiced are; Christianity, Islam, Baháʼí and traditional religions.
What Are The Traditional Foods of Togo?
Some of the popular dishes in Togo are Akoume – La Pâte, Akpan, Fufu, Ayimolou, Djenkoumé, Pinon, Yassa and Palm Fruit Soup (Deku Dessi).
What the Key Holidays Celebrated in Togo?
Independence Day: April 27th
Ascension Day: 39 days after Easter
Whit Monday: 7th Monday after Easter
Martyrs’ Day: June 21st
All Saints’ Day: November 1st
Places to visit in Togo:
Is Togo Safe?
When traveling anywhere especially for the first time, you should be vigilant and take all possible precaution measures in order to minimize the risk of getting stolen from, hurt or put in danger.
The Top 3 Places To Live In Togo:
I hope this information has given you more insight into Togo but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.
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